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JCES Policies

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Mission

The mission of JCES is to provide a mechanism through which faculty, staff, and students of academic institutions and their community partners may disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines. JCES accepts all forms of writing, analysis, creative approaches, and methodologies. JCES is a peer reviewed journal open to all disciplines. Its purpose is to integrate teaching, research, and community engagement in ways that address critical societal problems through a community-participatory process.

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Submissions

The editorial board of JCES invites the submission of manuscripts that relate to its mission: To provide a mechanism through which faculty, staff, and students of academic institutions and their community partners may disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines. A goal of the publication is to integrate teaching, research, and community engagement. All forms of writing, analysis, creative approaches, and methodologies are acceptable for the journal.

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Formatting Requirements

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman in Microsoft Word with a separate cover page. Article length, except in rare instances, should not exceed 25 pages including text, tables, and references. Tables should be on separate pages at the end of the manuscript with instructions to indicate their placement. Submit graphics and images as separate JPEG files, being sure to indicate, in the manuscript, where they should be placed.The abstract and cover pages are not included in the page count. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the official style and reference guide. For online help with APA style, click here.

The separate cover sheet must contain the name(s), affiliation(s), and other identifying and contact information (address, phone numbers, and email addresses) for each contributing author. Additionally, authors should include four to six keywords at the bottom of the cover sheet. All identifying information or references to the author(s) must be removed from the submitted manuscript. Manuscripts that include identifying information will not be reviewed prior to correction. Each manuscript must also include an abstract of no more than 200 words that summarizes the major themes of the research. Manuscripts not meeting these criteria will be returned to the author before being sent out for review.

Images should be JPEGs, 300 resolution, no larger than 6 by 9 inches. Most will be smaller. Please send your images as RGB color so that we will have the option of color. All photos must have captions as a separate document or imbedded in the Photoshop document under File Info.

Please include two versions of the manuscript, one masked and one with authors and places identified. The masked version should use brackets to indicate masking of particular identifying information. For example, do not refer to the University of Alabama as the location of your engagement project. Instead, refer to the [university]. This will help to protect your anonymity and preserve the integrity of the peer-review process. Our reviewers are aware that brackets indicate masked information.

If you have questions, please contact jces@ua.edu.

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors retain copyright and grant JCES right of first publication.

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission, provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment; and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

If you have questions, please contact jces@ua.edu.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the JCES website and/or software agree not to misuse the JCES service or software in any way.

The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between JCES and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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